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A Tale of Three Histories: the roots of Europe’s present crisis

Review: Helen Thompson, Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century This is the twenty-second day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s forces lay siege to Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mariupol, where 350,000 people face...



Why we must stay cheerful amid the coronavirus lockdown

As we enter the bleak realm of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s remarkable to consider how quickly the barometers of life have shifted. Just three weeks ago I remember enjoying the dividends from a £25 pub quiz bar tab on a...



My 10 Book Countdown for 2019

10. Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Penguin Books, 2019) The central message of Serhii Plokhy’s sensitive account of the April 1986 Chernobyl reactor explosion is simply how avoidable it was. Drawing extensively...